COLLEGE
06/16/2015 12:42 pm ET Updated Jun 16, 2015

The Most Desirable Universities, According To Hinge

The dating app Hinge has figured out which universities are the "most desirable."

Like the similar dating app Tinder, Hinge allows you to find eligible bachelors and bachelorettes who happen to be close enough vicinity, except Hinge requires potential matches to have mutual Facebook friends. For this reason, Hinge boasts a higher romance and retention rate than Tinder, TechCrunch reported in 2013.

Compiling internal data, Hinge created a list of the most desirable universities of in the United States. Their criteria for desirability emphasizes attractiveness and academic ranking, by comparing "high swipe-right rates" to the classifications of the U.S. News & World Report.

Here are the 18 Most Desirable Universities of 2015 in the list below:

  • 1. Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, Tennessee
    cseeman/Flickr
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2. Wake Forest University
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 3. Southern Methodist University
    Dallas, Texas
    euthman/Flickr
    Dallas, Texas
  • 4. Duke University
    Durham, North Carolina
    shutterstock
    Durham, North Carolina
  • 5. University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, Virgina
    redskins5926/Flickr
    Charlottesville, Virgina
  • 6. Tulane University
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Tulane Public Relations/Flickr
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 7. University of Miami
    Coral Gables, Florida
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:University_of_Miami_Otto_G._Richter_Library.jpg
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • 8. University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Richard Hurd/Flickr
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • 9. Clemson University
    Clemson, South Carolina
    hdes.copeland/Flickr
    Clemson, South Carolina
  • 10. Boston College
    Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
  • 11. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 12. Lehigh University
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lehigh_Linderman_Library.jpg
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 13. Princeton University
    Princeton, New Jersey
    Xiaoping Liang
    Princeton, New Jersey
  • 14. Texas Christian University
    Fort Worth, Texas
    ensign_beedrill/Flickr
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • 15. Dartmouth College
     Hanover, New Hampshire
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dartmouth_College_campus_2007-10-20_10.JPG
    Hanover, New Hampshire
  • 16. University of California at Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, California
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:University_of_California,_Santa_Barbara#/media/File:View_of_UCSB_courtyard.jpg
    Santa Barbara, California
  • 17. University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, California
    Sharon Mollerus/Flickr
    Los Angeles, California
  • 18. Georgetown University
    Washington, D.C.
    Ken Lund/Flickr
    Washington, D.C.
CONVERSATIONS